Safety in the bathroom is a huge concern for older adults. According to a study from the University of Michigan Health System, one-third of people aged 60 and older had difficulty getting in or out of a bathtub or shower, even with bathtub safety equipment installed.
The bathroom is the place in the home where the most accidents occur. And for many elderly people, it is a bathroom injury that serves as the wakeup call — home care or information on safety precautions might be necessary, and Griswold can provide both of those for you.
We have chosen bathroom safety as the topic for this week’s blog posts not only because it is such a crucial issue, but also because there are a number of simple things you can do to make your loved one’s bathroom a less hazardous place.
Do you know if your loved one’s bathroom is safe and fall proof? Please share in the comments below!